Graduate Opportunity

Bus Management Graduate Programme

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Join the Go-Ahead Bus Management Graduate Programme and you’ll be more than a valued team member in a growing international transport group - and more than a future leader with one of the UK’s leading rail and bus companies. You’ll become part of our mission to create a world where every journey is taken care of - joining a 30,000-strong team that makes those journeys happen for millions of customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Singapore and Australia.

We’ve invested in designing a Graduate Programme that offers you an incredible all-round hands-on experience - learning how to run our industry-leading operations, with over 900 hours of mentorship, feedback and support giving you the strongest possible foundation for your future success. Our two-year programme will give you the widest business experience working with a variety of departments.

The Bus Graduate Scheme

"From day one you are made to feel comfortable and that you are instantly part of the team"

Bring us your energy, commitment, full driving licence - plus the mobility to complete short placements across a number of our bus companies across the country - and you can expect to be a Manager once you complete your programme.

Key requirements

Go-Ahead are looking for flexible and adaptable candidates with a hands-on, practical approach to complement their degree-level education. Applicants should have:

  • Minimum of a 2:2 in any STEM degree subject
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office suite
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Full clean driving license (1 year driving experience preferred)

With expertise that extends across everything from scheduling and service management to customer service and basic engineering. You’ll even learn how to drive a bus!

We care about you and your career, so whatever your degree discipline you can expect:

  • Career progression leading to management.
  • Develop your skills providing the wider detailed understanding of the operational transport service and your first stop to a great career in an exciting and dynamic industry.
  • Free travel on many of Go-Ahead’s local services.

Wherever your journey takes you, you really can get ahead with Go Ahead. Many of our MD’s and company directors started their careers as a graduate, that road is open to you too - so start your journey right now.

We are a people centric organisation and welcome applications from diverse backgrounds to support our future business needs and represents the communities we serve. We are looking for talented and creative people to bring their innovative ideas and challenge our way of thinking. 

We have opportunities to work at a number of our bus operating companies across the country so whether you want to stay local or move across the country the opportunity is there:

  • Go-Ahead London
  • Oxford Bus
  • Brighton and Hove Bus
  • Go-North East
  • Go-South Coast
  • Ireland-Dublin Bus

Whether you choose to stay local or if you feel adventurous and prepared to relocate, you can also select a second option. 

We cannot guarantee that you will secure your preferred location, we are a bus operating company that operates across and outside of the UK. We will do our very best to ensure you are suitability placed.  

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 31st, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • South Coast
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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